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Geochemistry & Geobiology Laboratory

Welcome to the Geochemistry & Geobiology Laboratory at Iowa State University!

We utilize tools and techniques from diverse fields to ascertain the geochemical imprint of microbial life on Earth through geological time.

To find out what we are working on, visit our Research page.

Interested in joining us?

The Geochemistry & Geobiology Laboratory is seeking a Masters student for the Geology and/or Environmental Sciences graduate program for Fall 2021. The research project investigates iron sources, sinks in ferruginous lakes, and is a mixture of biogeochemistry and hydrogeology. Grant funding and TA support is available. Contact Elizabeth Swanner (eswanner@iastate.edu) with inquiries.